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Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast Attraction Gets a Makeover

After a year of reburbishments, one of the most popular attractions is about to reopen its doors in February 2021 at Disneyland Park!
Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast is a thrilling adventure in space that takes us back to the epic battle between Buzz Lightyear and the infamous Emperor Zurg from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Stoy 2, inaugurated in Discoveryland in April 2006. This undertaking was the largest interior and exterior refurbishment of the attraction since its opening.
The Maintenance, Construction and Imagineering teams at Disneyland Paris worked together on the sets and Audio-Animatronics, as well as on the exterior where, among other things, neon lights were replaced by LED ribbons on the façade. Special effects, painting and lighting were also completely redone, and the dark ride attraction will now operate with ultraviolet light, known as “black light.”
“It was necessary to identify the areas to be restored due to the change of black light lighting that took place in all the scenes,” said stage finishing designer Anne-Cécile Houron. “It is a question of repainting all the sets and characters so they have their original brightness and have a very flashy and rather atypical color result.”
With interactivity as one of the key features of the attraction, about 40 accessories and animated figures have also been revisited, to guarantee this family attraction’s vibrancy. See you in 2021 to (re)discover this must-see attraction at Disneyland Park!  

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2020: Disneyland Paris celebrates the magic of giving

During this unprecedented year, Disneyland Paris has increased its actions in line with the resort’s approach to corporate social responsibility. The magic of Disney has been shared through donations, collaboration with non-profit organisations and the extraordinary mobilization of Cast Members.
To help with various community actions and charities, Disneyland Paris calls on its best representatives: Disney VoluntEARS. Every year, during their free time, more than 1,000 employees give their time, talent, expertise and enthusiasm to this volunteer program for community actions and charities. In total, Disney VoluntEARS gave 8,135 hours of their free time in 2020.
A few highlights from 2020 :
On January 29, coordinating with the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France, Disneyland Paris welcomed 300 hospitalised children for an unforgettable day filled with magic and happiness. For more than 27 years, Disneyland Paris has been contributing to the “Pièces Jaunes” hospital charity operation by internally collecting coins in the famous yellow collection boxes and donating both these coins and the ones thrown into park fountains by guests.

During the first temporary closure of Disneyland Paris in March 2020, along with Disney VoluntEARS, backstage teams mobilized to donate more than 100 tonnes of food, masks and protective equipment to local associations and health care institutions.

This summer, 23,000 potted flowers were also donated to the residents of Val d’Europe Agglomeration, allowing them to indulge in the joys of gardening and admire the varieties of flowers planted across the resort.

In August, Disneyland Paris partnered with the Ile-de-France region and several associations to welcome more than 200 children who, unable to take their own vacations, spent a magical day at Disneyland Park.

Starting in the fall, and as the holiday season approaches, Disneyland Paris and Disney VoluntEARS’ efforts persist. More than ever, the teams continue to bring magic to life by donating thousands of Christmas gifts through charitable associations. True to its ongoing commitment to hospitalised children, Disneyland Paris distributed 50,000 decorations to 150 hospitals, bringing a touch of Christmas magic to pediatric wards.

Since March, Disneyland Paris has now donated more than 10 million euros worth of food, medical supplies and Disney-branded products to non-profit organisations, hospitals, and local and national partners.

Disneyland Paris’ commitment in figures in 2020:
– 150 non-profit associations supported
– 700 pallets of food distributed
– 8,135 Disney VoluntEARS hours